HOUSTON - The Houston Dynamo have appointed Wade Barrett as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2016 season. Following the resignation of head coach Owen Coyle, Barrett has led the team and coaching staff for the last two games, garnering 1-1 draws on the road at Vancouver Whitecaps FC and FC Dallas. The two draws earned Houston its first points on the road this season after an 0-6-0 start away from home.
This should not be confused with the hiring of former WWE wrestler Wade Barrett.
Coach Barrett even shared a story he had while renting a car saying the person working the desk was disappointed that he didn't turn out to be the wrestler.
Barrett, 39, has a rich history with the team since he was captain when the Dynamo won the MLS Cup in 2006 and 2007 and wore the captain’s armband for 138 of his 140 all-time appearances with Houston. The former defender transitioned from player to coach in 2010 and served on the staff of Dominic Kinnear as the club reached the MLS Cup final after both the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
The Dynamo return to action hosting D.C. United on June 18 at BBVA Compass Stadium.